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Pac-12 women's basketball teams tip off highly-anticipated league slate

Dec 24, 2019

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Eight teams tip off the league schedule this week. Pac-12 play is expected to be one of the most exciting in league history with five teams entering the conference slate ranked in the top 20. Four of the last nine undefeated teams in the country are in the Pac-12, including #18/18 ARIZONA, COLORADO and #10/10 UCLA, who all start Pac-12 action with their traditional rivals. All three games will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks, as is every league matchup this season for unprecedented exposure ... The Wildcats boast the longest winning streak in the nation at 17, dating back to last year’s WNIT title run, and are off to their best start in program history. #3/3 OREGON STATE, the fourth undefeated team in the Conference, is also off to its best start in program history, while also enjoying its highest-ever ranking in the polls. The Bruins are one win from tying their best start in program history ... Three Pac-12 teams remain in the top five of the polls, with OREGON occupying the No. 2 spot in the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll. STANFORD slips to No. 5 and No. 4, respectively, after suffering its first loss of the season ... With just a few non-conference games remaining, league teams have combined to boast an .835 winning percentage, the best of any league, and every Pac-12 team has a winning record ... Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard needs just 15 points to become the 12th student-athlete in Pac-12 history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and the second this season to reach the 2,000-point threshold ... UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week and Oregon’s Jaz Shelley was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week ... ESPN.com has named Stanford’s Haley Jones and Oregon State’s Taylor Jones two of its Top 10 Impact Freshmen.

In the Pac-12 All-Time... Pts-Reb
Chiney Ogwumike, STAN (2011-14) 2,737-1,567
Kristine Anigwe, CAL (2016-19) 2,591-1,404
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN (2009-12) 2,491-1,226
Lisa Leslie, USC (1991-94) 2,414-1,214
Tanja Kostic, OSU (1993-96) 2,349-1,001
Tina Thompson, USC (1994-97) 2,248-1,168
Jillian Alleyne, ORE (2013-16) 2,151-1,712
Ashley Walker, CAL (2006-09) 2,142-1,117
Jayne Appel, STAN (2007-10) 2,125-1,263
Val Whiting, STAN (1989-93) 2,077-1.134
Nicole Powell, STAN (2001-04) 2,062-1,143

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 28 Watch Time
Corban at #2/2 OREGON (Exhibition) Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
UC Davis at #5/4 Stanford Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, December 29 Watch Time
#18/18 ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE* P12N 12 p.m. MT
Grand Canyon at California Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
COLORADO at UTAH* P12N 2 p.m. MT
CSU Bakersfield at #3/3 OREGON STATE Live Stream 12 p.m. PT
USC at #10/10 UCLA* P12N 1 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE* P12N 2 p.m. PT

* game times local to site; P12N indicates Pac-12 Networks; Live stream of games is available at pac-12.com.

Road to New Orleans: Teams across the country will be focused on getting to New Orleans this season, the site of the 2020 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 3 and 5. To get to New Orleans, teams will have to go through regional sites in Greenville, S.C., Fort Wayne, Ind., Portland, Ore., and Dallas, Texas. Oregon State hosts the Portland Regional for the second year in a row from March 27-March 30, 2020, with specific dates to be announced. The first and second round of the tournament will take place on 16 campus sites with the top-16 seeds hosting, March 19-22, 2020.. The top 64 teams will learn their fates in the broadcast of the annual selection show on Monday, March 16, 2020.